Program Details

The first, second and third semester consist of core and elective modules, the fourth semester is dedicated to master thesis: ◾Core modules (compulsory modules) cover 40 ECTS ◾Elective modules (compulsory optional modules from the catalogue “Method & Too
Location:
Amman, Jordan
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Bachelor
Specialty:
Environmental Management, Environmental Management

Program Overview

Program Description:
A cooperation between University of Jordan and Cologne University of Applied Sciences Current global trends such as population and economic growth as well as climate change exert increasing pressure on water resources worldwide, which are the basis for food production, urban and industrial water supplies and hydropower. Experts are needed who understand that multiple problems of water resources management can only be addressed through a holistic approach considering both technical and socioeconomic problems of resources use. These experts should also have knowledge of the practices of project funding and international cooperation. For bilateral projects between Germany and Arab countries there is a need for experts being familiar with the culture, language and politics of both sides and are skilled in intercultural communication. The MSc »IWRM« has the objective to form such experts and to promote the concept of IWRM in the context of German-Arab cooperation. What do we offer? ?courses and technical field visits on the latest concepts and technologies of water management ?living and learning in an Arab country and in Germany ?getting first hand advice from high level professionals and entrepreneurs in the Arab and German water sector ?training on project management and leadership qualifications ?information on practice and projects of international cooperation ?scholarships What do we expect? In order to participate you should ?be highly motivated to learn and work in a bicultural (German-Arab) environment ?have a professional or academic background related to the water sector ?be fluent in English (TOEFL 550 point or IELTS Band 6) ?be willing to take up leadership positions in the future What are your perspectives? ?excellent career opportunities in international cooperation and development assistance ?working for Arab or German companies in the expanding business sector “water management” ?leadership positions in the public and private water sector ?become part of a German-Arab network of excellence on IWRM

The first, second and third semester consist of core and elective modules, the fourth semester is dedicated to master thesis: ?Core modules (compulsory modules) cover 40 ECTS ?Elective modules (compulsory optional modules from the catalogue “Method & Tools” and the thematic catalogues “IWRM”, “REM”, “NRM”) cover 50 ECTS ?Master thesis and colloquium cover 30 ECTS Core Modules Acknowledging the fact that participants have a wide range of professional backgrounds, core modules aim at providing the student with a general overview of different disciplines relevant to water resources. The IWRM program follows the principle of sustainable development, which can only be achieved in consideration of ethical and social aspects. Therefore, such aspects play a fundamental role during the studies. In various courses students are encouraged to think and reflect critically. Elective Modules The elective modules are organized into “Methods and Tools” and three thematic blocks: “Integrated Water Resources Management IWRM”, “Natural Resources Management and Development NRM”, “Renewable Energy Management REM”. Students select a total of ten elective modules from the respective module catalogue IWRM (minimum 25 ECTS), the module catalogue methods and tools (minimum of 10 ECTS), and a maximum of 15 ECTS modules from any module catalogue, including the catalogues of the adjoining master programs (NRM and REM). Such multiple opportunities of elective courses choices are beneficial for the interdisciplinary nature of the student body. Every student is supported in his way of specializing during the master program. Since resources management includes numerous cross-cutting issues, free choice of electives from the adjoining module catalogues related to energy and land is highly important. Thesis The fourth semester is dedicated to the master thesis research which is addressing a present research or management problem. Internships and research stays predominantly in an Arab country guarantee the practical orientation of the master research, which is preferably done in cooperation with an ongoing project of an institution or company. Here students demonstrate their ability to analyze a problem as well as design, execute and document the related research. Hence, the student applies the knowledge and competencies acquired in the previous semesters and demonstrates the ability to plan and execute a project systematically and independently.

What do we offer —living and learning in the Arab World and in Germany —training on intercultural communication and soft skills —courses on the latest concepts and technologies of water management —ÿeld visits to relevant projects, institutions and conferences —getting ÿrst hand support from high level professionals and entrepreneurs in the Arab and German water sector —information on practices of international cooperation.
Setting Description:
The studies cover a period of four semesters. The first and second semester take place in Cologne, the third semester in Amman. The fourth semester is dedicated to the master thesis. The program consists of basic modules, like “Management of Natural Resources Systems”, “Natural Resources Economics and Governance”, ”International Cooperation and Development” and “Project and Business Management” with the aim of providing an overview on water management, economics, project management and the regional and institutional context. In addition, the participants select ten specialized electives related to topics of water management emphasising the particular situation and experiences in the German or Arab region. The fourth semester will focus on the preparation of the master thesis. Internships and research stays predominantly in an Arab country, if possible together with a local institution or company, guarantee the practical orientation of the master research. Arab students should have th
Cost:
Study Fees —Basic course fees for ÿeld trips, conference participation and course material —Registration Fees. For more information please visit our website.

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